Reaching new heights

Matheny student Natalie Tomastyk makes her way up the wall.

Rock climbing is fun and challenging, and it’s an activity that can help improve concentration and raise self-esteem for children with disabilities. Those are some of the reasons Matheny students look forward to their annual visit to the climbing wall at the Midland School in North Branch, NJ. It’s a perfect opportunity to improve physical and occupational therapy skills, while also having a great time.

Thanks, Midland School, for a great afternoon!

Phys ed teacher Jim Hintenach, left, and occupational therapist Wendell Lumapas give student Yasin Reddick some pointers before he tackles the wall.